July Recommendations

Summer has arrived. At least, according to the calendar. But it has been lovely to see lots more visitors to the town and we’ve been adding new sections to the shop.  Bestsellers Books: Scotland - Take The Slow Road by Martin Dorey has proven popular this month, probably due to the…

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Festival Of Stories

We're very excited indeed to present the brand new Festival Of Stories will take place in Jedburgh on September 16th & 17th. It will feature a range of events and activities across the town based around the idea of celebrating, collecting and sharing our stories. Most of the event will be…

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June Round Up

A month of pretty extreme weather! It was also Independent Bookshop Week and we hosted our first Author events. Here’s what has sold well and our own picks of the month.  Bestsellers Books: Thanks to his appearance in the shop, Douglas Jackson has moved a lot of books for us this…

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Independent Book Shop Week 2023

Our first independent bookshop week was an interesting and rewarding experience.  The industry support was quite startling, given my only real comparison is Record Store Day. For that, record shops already operating on very thin margins have to pay to be part of the event. That gets them access to a…

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Mary W Craig In Conversation

Tickets are now on sale for second author event with the exceptional writer and historian Mary W Craig. She has written a number of books, but readers of our blog will know that she wrote our April Bestseller Borders Witch Hunt, as well as the equally popular Agnes Finnie. Mary has a…

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Douglas Jackson Author Event

On June 17th, as part of Independent Bookshop week, we are delighted to host Heron & Willow's first Author event. Joining us in the shop will be Douglas Jackson, born and raised here in Jedburgh. Tickets are on sale now. Douglas Jackson is a veteran of the historical fiction genre, with…

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Bookshops and Record Store Day

(as a bookseller that also stocks vinyl, I was asked by Booksellers.org to share my thoughts on music & books for Record Store Day) Music was my earliest passion and until the start of this month it was also my job. Since 2011 I have delivered the annual award winning metropolitan…

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